School News, April 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Monomoy Regional School District , Monomoy Regional High School , Monomoy Regional Middle School

Mr. Smeltzer’s Latin III classes made a memorable trek out to Walden Pond in Concord on Wednesday, April 3. The students were analyzing and drawing attention to Thoreau’s ideas as they relate to the philosophy of Roman Stoicism. The purpose of the trip was to further explore the ways in which Henry David Thoreau related the idea of carpe diem into his own life at the pond. Many students commented on the natural beauty of the pond and Thoreau’s advice to live life deliberately.

Chatham Elementary School

Each month, students and staff at Chatham Elementary School come together to celebrate their collective successes, efforts, and community spirit, as part of the school’s PBIS program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). These celebrations are called Proud To Be A Shark events, and the activities range from student performances to special guests.

To honor National Poetry Month, the April Proud To Be A Shark celebration at CES featured David Zucker of Poetry in Motion. Zucker’s performances incorporate acting, mime, vocal gymnastics, humor, audience participation, and a trunk full of costumes, puppets, and props, as he recites poems by A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, Edgar Allen Poe, and James Whitcomb Riley.

This event was funded by the Chatham Elementary School PTO. Chatham PTO member Kendra Whitney obtained two grants, from the Art of Charity and the Chatham Cultural Council, to allow CES students to experience Poetry in Motion, as well as two other cultural events this year.

Monomoy Regional Middle School

The Monomoy Regional Middle School Drama Club will present “Peter Pan Jr.” April 10, 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The musical follows the Darling children on an adventure to Neverland with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and Girls. The cost is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.

Monomoy Regional High School

Monomoy Dance Club “The Mix” will be performing and leading workshops at ArtWeek at the Cotuit Center for the Arts Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. UNBOUND III is an interactive and collaborative pop-up arts experience exploring personal and global themes, designed to be participatory and uncensored. The Center is an ArtWeek Partner in the state ArtWeek creative festival, with events scheduled statewide from April 26 to May 5. UNBOUND III, at the Center on the main stage and in the Gallery, will feature an evening of artists, dancers, poets, and musicians interacting with attendees, with a focus on teens from 4 to 6 p.m. Come and meet the artists as they create on the spot in response to the event, then make art of your own, write poetry, immerse yourself in a sound bath, dance with abandon, bang on a drum — come and explore UNBOUND.